As Indian Premier League enters a new era with two new franchises, it put the old 8 franchises in a very tricky situation. The mega auctions were announced to take place before IPL 2022 and all the teams were asked to retain only 4 players each. As a result, teams had to part ways with many key players and Hardik Pandya was one of them who had to part ways with Mumbai Indians.
The 28-year-old came up with an emotional video on Thursday which summarized an incredible journey he had at Mumbai Indians since joining the franchises for INR 10 lakhs way back in 2015. Since then, the cricketer became a vital cog for the franchise which won numerous titles in last few years.
Mumbai Indians will remain in my heart forever: Hardik Pandya
He came up with a heart-touching caption on his post after getting released by MI. “My journey with @mumbaiindians I’ll carry these memories with me for the rest of my life, I’ll carry these moments with me for the rest of my life. The friendships I’ve made, the bonds that have been formed, the people, the fans, I’ll always be grateful,” Hardik stated.
He added, “I’ve grown not just as a player but as a person. I came here as a youngster with big dreams – we won together, we lost together, we fought together. Every moment with this team has a special place in my heart. They say all good things must end but @mumbaiindians will remain in my heart forever ❤️”
Check out his post here: